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Conversations with quilters, designers, tool-makers, all kinds of people connected to the quilting industry. Hobby quilters, famous quilters, and everyone in between. A research podcast from Tulane Law School hosted by Elizabeth Townsend Gard. Yes, some talk about copyright and intellectual property law too and how it connects to quilting.

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Conversations with quilters, designers, tool-makers, all kinds of people connected to the quilting industry. Hobby quilters, famous quilters, and everyone in between. A research podcast from Tulane Law School hosted by Elizabeth Townsend Gard. Yes, some talk about copyright and intellectual property law too and how it connects to quilting.

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By KerieSue - Apr 27 2020
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Started off as a good podcast. Sound quality and content has fallen off. WAY off.

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By Ellieh723 - Feb 22 2020
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I really like this podcast but they need to fix the sound issues.

iTunes Ratings

122 Ratings
Average Ratings
82
14
9
3
14

Meh...

By KerieSue - Apr 27 2020
Read more
Started off as a good podcast. Sound quality and content has fallen off. WAY off.

Love/hate

By Ellieh723 - Feb 22 2020
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I really like this podcast but they need to fix the sound issues.

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Just Wanna Quilt

Latest release on Aug 19, 2020

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Rank #1: Scott Fortunoff of Jaftex Corporation catches us up and tells about the Facebook Live Video Challenge for shops

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Scott Fortunoff, of Tales of a Fourth Generation Textile Executive (https://scottfortunoff.com/) and President of Jaftex Fabric Company joins us to talk about the fabric industry and COVID-19, his weekly trivia contest for 20 weeks, and his relationship with the Quilt Shops and with fans. 2020 marks the 90th anniversary of Jaftex in the fabric industry, and he is especially interested in the 3rd year of the Facebook Live Video Challenge for shops. It's not to late to enter and participate.

Aug 19 2020

56mins

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Rank #2: Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit - Part 2

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Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit: Part 2
On June 17, 2020 and June 20, 2020, Tulane University held the Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit, organized by the Just Wanna Quilt team of Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Hailey Barnett, Whitney Chatmon, John Spartz, and Becky Blank. Hosted by Newcomb Institute, and co-hosted by the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. More information can be found at http://www.justwannaquilt.com.

Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit is where we celebrate the entrepreneurial activities of the mask makers around the country, talk to industrial hygienists about how to safely move around in this world (including how many people should be in an elevator at one time), talk to the scientists, and connect the compassion of caring and making masks with BLM.

The audio link to Day One:

Part 2 Guests include:

The Story of One Hospital
Dr. Robin Womedou, Chief Medical Officer, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis.TN.

The Science of Mask Recap
Hailey Barnett with Dr. Jocelyn Songer (MakerMask.org)

Masks in Prisons
Angelique Thomas, Innocence Project New Orleans
with Hailey Barnett

Artists and Performer Profiles
Julian McCleary, professional performer on cruise ships that turned to making masks
Ceeley Pedescleaux is a quilter who is everything I aspire to be.  Her pieces are nationally known. She is the heart of the Beecher Memorial Quilt Group  in New Orleans, and she has, like so many of us, been making masks.  She made quilts after Katrina, and she is now working on projects about COVID as well.
Wendy Starn is a fiber artist.  We’re going to talk to her about her COVID-19 piece.
Will Nemitoff is the owner Curious Form, a local art fabrication and design business based in New Orleans. He pivoted from making large-scale artworks for events to addressing the PPE shortage with the production of over 10,000 Face Shields.
Industry Pivots
Mattie Rhodes, Quiltsmart, creates products printed on about interfacing and creating custom patterns for them.  The mondo bag is legendary in the sewing world.  She pivoted to making printed cotton patterns for masks.
Chris Larson, Mattress King, is a mattress maker who began using the same materials to shift and make masks.

Inventions and 3d Printing
Juan Borbon, who began making bias tape for local groups making homemade masks with a personal 3D printer
Alan Puccinelli s the founder of Operation Shields up where he fabricates PPE face fields for front line caregivers. 

Broadway, Film, and Designers Repurposing
Rachna Chandra of Taj Cottage, a clothing brand that shifted to making masks
Alison Parker costumer in the film industry, and  is also the founder of Ric Rack, a local group whose focus is educating the public on textile recycling.
Jeff Whiting gave studio space to Broadway costumers to make masks. Jeff is the owner and Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute, a music theatre training program founded in 2003 for the development of music theatre artists of all ages.  Jeff is extraordinarily impressive with a long  resume of directing and choreography credits on broadway.   

Sewist in Action
Chelsea Cooper, new to sewing
Raymond Houston, an author of quilt books, and quilt designer
Misty-Anne Harold, wildlife biologists and quilter
Meghan Romere, Texas law student who started making masks
Beth Strand, long-time quilter who made caps
Maddie Kertay of BadAss Quilters
Seth Hackler of Quilting on a Budget and Million Masks a Day
Jeannete Floyd, art quilter
Tamy Silvers, quilt business
Judy Walker, quilter
Edith Gross, art quilter

The Story of AccuQuilt
Pam Heller and Joy Banfield

Preservation
Frances Dowell and Amy Milne, Quilt Alliance

Mask Making and Culture
Rachel McCrafty, Executive Director at Ace Makerspace, a 10-year-old space in Oakland, CA. She has participated in several large mask making projects including an ongoing project serving at-risk communities. Learn more at thecraftyavenger.com

The Power of Students and What’s Happening Next
Sunshine Best, Ph.D. student, Tulane School of Public Health
Hailey Barnet, 2020 Tulane Law School graduate
Whitney Chatmon, 2L Tulane law School
Alexa Magyari, Ph.D. student, U.S. Berkeley School of Public Health
Becky Blank, alumni, Tulane University
Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Professor of Law, Tulane University

Jun 26 2020

4hr 38mins

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Rank #3: Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Chad Roy explains the science of the virus

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Dr. Roy is the Director of Infectious Disease Aerobiology at the Tulane National Primate Research Center and faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine. His career focus is on respiratory health and the aerobiology of airborne infectious diseases, including biological threat agents such as anthrax and ricin to name a few. He is currently leading a research team to advance vaccine development for COVID-19. He talks to us about his latest work, and how we should think about the virus in relationship to masks.

Jun 23 2020

43mins

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Rank #4: Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit: Part 1

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On June 17, 2020, Tulane University held the Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit, organized by the Just Wanna Quilt team of Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Hailey Barnett, Whitney Chatmon, John Spartz, and Becky Blank. Hosted by Newcomb Institute, and co-hosted by the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. More information can be found at http://www.justwannaquilt.com.

Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit is where we celebrate the entrepreneurial activities of the mask makers around the country, talk to industrial hygienists about how to safely move around in this world (including how many people should be in an elevator at one time), talk to the scientists, and connect the compassion of caring and making masks with BLM.

The audio link to Day One:

Part 1 Guests include:

Our Call to Action
Edith Gross, Judy Walker, Seth Hackler, Whitney Chatmon, Hailey Barnett, and @Tal Sherman.

Mask Mobilization
Alexa Magyari, co-organizer, a Ph.D. public health student at U.C. Berkeley, and an early organizer between hospitals and makers of masks.
Becky Blank of We Have Masks, The Mask Makers Collective,
Gina Livingston of Sewing Masks for Area Hospitals - Atlanta
Cathy Dickey of Face Mask Shortage (New Orleans local area) Sewing Initiative
Sophie Faroushani and Alex Woodbridge TUSOM COVID Response Group, Tulane Medical Students
Jayna Zweimal of Masks4humanity
@Scott Bishop, @Chippawa Thomas, and @Christine Schnittka from Auburn University.

Science and Medicine
Dr. @Roy Rando, industrial hygienist Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Dr. Mark Wilson, industrial hygienist @ Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Dr. Chad Roy, Director of Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Tulane National Primate Research Center
Dr. Scott Segal, Prof of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest, with a forthcoming article on evaluating homemade mask materials.

Keynote: Dr. Jocelyn Songer, Masks Unmasked: A Look at the Science Behind Fabric Masks for COVID-19, founder of MakerMask.org (a great site of information). Dr. Jocelyn Songer is the founder of MakerMask.org, a group of volunteers providing science-based mask information and designs to community mask makers by studying and testing them. She holds a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology from MIT.

Joel Sellers: Q and A with Dr. Songer (with sample masks)

A Culture of Caring: From Masks to BLM
Saru Matambanadzo, Tulane Law School.

That was Day 1.

Jun 18 2020

4hr 51mins

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Rank #5: Covid-19 Masks: Executive Director of Tech Transfer @ Tulane, John Christie explains it all

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John Christie, the Executive Director of Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development talks to us about the science during Covid-19, and how NDS, provisional patents, and other legal tools allow for sharing information between scientists in this very difficult times.

Jun 16 2020

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Rank #6: Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Songer of Maker Masks joins us for Part 2 of our discussion on Polypropylene fabric and masks

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Dr. Songer joins us for part 2 of our discussion of Polypropylene and masks. For more information, go to: http://makermask.org/. There is lots of cool science and mask information.

Jun 15 2020

1hr 28mins

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Rank #7: Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Jocelyn Songer of Maker Mask joins us - Part 1

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Dr. Songer is the founder of MakerMask.org, a group of volunteers providing science-based mask information and designs to community mask makers. She's been studying and testing masks, and we talk to her about all kinds of things, especially Polypropylene. This is Part 1 of 2. For more information go to: http://makermask.org/.

Jun 15 2020

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Rank #8: Covid-19 Masks: Michael Hecht of GNO, Inc joins us to talk about COVID-19 and entrepreneurship

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Michael Hecht, the President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc, the economic development agency for southeast Louisiana, joins us to talk about the health of the city and entrepreneurship during Covid-19. Here is more about Michael: http://gnoinc.org/uploads/M.Hecht.Biography.pdf and https://gnoinc.org.

Jun 15 2020

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Rank #9: Covid-19 Masks: Professor Roy Rando, an industrial hygienist from Tulane talks to us about masks

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Professor Roy Rando, an industrial hygienist from Tulane talks to us about masks. We have a great conversation about how to think about Covid-19.

Jun 14 2020

49mins

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Rank #10: Covid-19 Masks: Mark Wilson, an industrial hygienist and professor at Tulane, talks to us about our environment.

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Dr. Mark Wilson, an assistant professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is a molecular toxicologist and industrial hygienist that have been deeply involved in how we keep our home and especially our work environment safe(r) with Covid. A fascinating chat. He will also be a panelist at the Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit. And he's got a lot to say about Covid-19: Volunteered on the frontline of NOLA coronavirus testing response: Here's an article: https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_0452555c-6b9b-11ea-b1f3-db5e17d5412e.html. He has as a daily COVID podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHxkG1SlFxM Here is an article he was a part of for PPE, but it does not mention homemade PPE: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/04/we-must-redefine-frontline-providing-ppe-all-workers. And the T-Cell Clinic at Tulane Featured in TIME:
https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-t-cell-clinic-featured-time.

Jun 13 2020

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